Volkswagen Tiguan To Be Marketed As The Compact SUV 'GTI' Instead Of The 'Expensive' Compact SUVMatt Hardigree5/19/08 1:40pmFiled to: Industry News2008 Tiguan2008 Volkswagen TiguanVW GTIVW TiguanVolkswagen GTIvolkswagen tiguanGtiTiguanVolkswagen25EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe Volkswagen Tiguan is headed this way to compete in the highly competitive Compact SUV segment, which includes the likes of the Honda CR-V, RAV4 and Ford Escape. The sharp-looking SUV has a lot going for it, including the beloved turbocharged 2.0-Liter fourbanger found in a wide range of Audi and VW products. Unfortunately for VW, a weak dollar and features designed to meet the high expectations of the European market mean that the Tiguan is going to start at $23,850 and top out for $29,515 for the AWD version. That's about $1,700 more than the fully-equipped AWD Honda CR-V, the class leader. But VW has a plan for selling the thing: tie it to the popular VW GTI.